Black People Politics : Mitch McConnell Says Obama's Election Means We Don't Need Reparations

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Mitch McConnell Says Obama's Election Means We Don't Need Reparations



Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday dismissed the idea of modern-day reparations for slavery, arguing that civil rights legislation and former President Barack Obama’s election show they are unnecessary...



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I wanted to laugh and cry at the same time when I saw this. Laugh because I thought how stupid and overtly racist can you be? Cry, because this is the reality we so sadly find ourselves in and I wonder where this kind of thinking will lead us. "We" can't rely on politicians to fight these kinds of battles for us--not alone. Sadly, we can't rely on so-called Black leaders (who are they?) to do it for us either. Where is the public outcry? When AOC referred to the shenanigans happening to immigrants along the southern border as concentration camps, Jews immediately rose up and let the world know they were offended by that reference, as though it somehow diminished what happened to them during the holocaust and nothing could possibly compare to that. I wonder if Black people would have had the same reaction if she had referred to the situation as a plantation. Russian intervention into our election process isn't the only issue we have to worry about as we approach the 2020 presidential elections. Gerrymandering is an issue within the U.S. and those of us who vote (I hope ALL Black, eligible non-voters consider this election as an urgent need to act by voting) need to make sure you are registered and that you know your district and where to vote.
 

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Laura Ingraham Dismisses Reparations: ‘No Do-Overs...We Won, You Lost, That’s That’




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Slavery reparations could carry a $17 trillion price tag



It’s unclear how a sum as potentially as large as $17.1 trillion would be financed. Darity’s research posits that it could be financed through additional taxes, or by issuing bonds; but Darity and Francis make clear that “African-Americans should not bear the tax burden of financing their own reparations payments.”



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Report: Sen. Mitch McConnell's family owned 14 slaves in Alabama


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Report: Sen. Mitch McConnell's family owned 14 slaves in Alabama

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has opposed paying the descendants of slaves reparations



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Mitch McConnell opponent Amy McGrath breaks Senate fundraising records on first day of campaign

  • Amy McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot and the first female captain to fly the F/A-18 on a combat mission, earned herself another accolade on Tuesday when it was announced she broke fundraising records during the first day of her senate campaign race against Mitch McConnell. Mark Nickolas, campaign manager to Ms McGrath, said the 24-hour fundraising haul amounted to $2.5m (£2m) — the most ever raised on the first day of a senatorial campaign. The average donation was $36.15 (£28.89) and more than $1m (£799,090) of those funds were contributed within five hours of the campaign launch, NBC News reported. The record-breaking figures arrived after Ms McGrath’s senate bid drew national headlines throughout the week and even caught the attention of Donald Trump. The president sent a pair of tweets defending Mr McConnell — an ally of the president in the US Senate — and calling out the Democratic candidate for comments she made in a past interview about his 2016 election victory, in which Ms McGrath said she “took stock” of the state of the country as she had done after the attacks of September 11, 2001.“Democrats are coming after our great Kentucky Senator, Mitch McConnell, with someone who compared my election to September 11th,” he wrote.“Why would Kentucky ever think of giving up the most powerful position in Congress, the Senate Majority Leader, for a freshman Senator with little power in what will hopefully be the minority party,” Mr Trump continued. “We need Mitch in the Senate to Keep America Great!!”The record-breaking numbers, presidential tweets and deep-rooted unpopularity across Kentucky of Mr McConnell, the majority leader in the Senate, has already established Ms McGrath’s campaign as one of the most high-profile senate bids in the 2020 election season. Ms McGrath’s numbers bested that of Mark Kelly, a former NASA astronaut running for Senate in Arizona, who previously held the record after raising $1m (£799,090) in the first 24-hours of his 2020 bid.However, fundraising numbers don’t always equate to a senatorial victory. Ms McGrath’s 2018 run against Republican incumbent Andy Barr for Kentucky’s sixth district ultimately proved unsuccessful, despite her ability to raise a staggering $8.5m (£6.8m). Other unsuccessful Democratic candidates have proven to be fundraising juggernauts in deeply red states over recent years, including Beto O’Rourke, who broke senatorial campaign fundraising records in his long shot bid against Republican Ted Cruz in Texas during the midterms. Mr McConnell — who currently is the least popular senator in the country, with just 36 per cent of support in Kentucky, according to a Morning Consult poll — has also raised and spent millions in senate campaigns over the years.The Republican leader beat out Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in 2014, NBC News reported, in part by spending over $30m (£24m).
  • Amy McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot and the first female captain to fly the F/A-18 on a combat mission, earned herself another accolade on Tuesday when it was announced she broke fundraising records during the first day of her senate campaign race against Mitch McConnell.



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1619+400=2019 Jamestown Virginia...end of slavery. (Yes modern miseducation and injustices count as slavery) But no proper reparations will be given since the amount of contributions beyond humanity transcends generations. Our people have history that is equal to trillions of dollars including Melanin research and its supernatural power.
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